Moana Pacific – Creating Lobby Waves
Moana Pacific is a twin tower luxury high-rise condominium complex located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Built in 2007, the complex accommodates 720 units with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide sweeping views of the ocean and city skyline. After eight years of wear and tear, Moana Pacific decided to update some of the building interiors including the two tower lobbies.
Moana Pacific had two main lobby spaces within each tower that were outdated and lacked purpose. The expansive lobby spaces were intended to serve as the main entrance point for residents and guests, as well as a lounge space complete with couches and tables. The goal for the new lobby was to create an inviting space that residents could use as meeting space, workspace and an extension of personal living space.
The interior architect hired Móz Designs in August of 2015 to help design feature walls in the tower lobbies that align with the building’s high-end elegant aesthetic and natural environment surrounded by ocean waves. The goal for the walls was to create a beautiful backdrop that would serve as the focal point for the entire lobby lounge.
Móz’ Tides Series is a collection of dimensional metal walls that offered the opportunity to add depth, texture and color to the lobby walls. The Tides Ocean Waves Wall Series consists of a series of modular solid-core aluminum panels that are weaved together in a three-dimensional horizontal pattern creating a sense of movement similar to that found in ocean waves. The Tide Series also offered an easy-to-install solution, long-term durability and low maintenance, which also made Móz metal products an attractive option for the large-scale project.
The Móz team suggested adding four column enclosures standing at 16’ in height and 6’ in diameter to complement the feature wall and accentuate the lobby space. The designers selected Móz’ FOG grain in clear to soften the aluminum finish and transform the structural columns into a more aesthetically pleasing element in the space. Móz artisans handcraft their FOG grain, which provides a unique, custom outcome at an affordable price.
Móz also offered custom design and fabrication services to meet Moana’s custom design needs. Moana wanted specific shades of blues and metallics to mirror the building’s branding and evoke the feeling of the ocean, while also helping connect the lobby to its exterior surroundings.
Using their signature Bamboo grain and Blendz color collection, the Móz team created an undulating color pattern in blue, bronze, and silver tones, that effortlessly evoke the dimensional qualities of ocean waves with a contemporary metallic finish. The effect is a flowing and subtly reflecting seascape that sweeps across the expanse of the foyer, serving as both a wall feature and work of art.
Name: Moana Pacific
Location: 1288 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814
Completed: December 2015
Collaborators: Inspiration Interiors, Hughes Development Project
Featured Móz Products: Tides Ocean Waves Wall in Blendz 425 with Bamboo Grain